DIY Summer Treats

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If you didn’t know I’m in graduate school and yesterday I finished up all of my summer classes! WAHOO! Thanks to everyone for the prayers, good vibes and positive thoughts sent my way.

I’m not a big sweets person but yesterday I was craving something sweet and refreshing and my grandmother’s root beer float recipe came to mind. It’s been over 100 degrees in Nashville this week and a root beer float sounded like a great way to beat the heat! And thanks to Blue Bunny®, I’m sharing my grandmother’s creative recipe with you today in addition to my own coke float recipe!

So first things first. ingredients! I went down the road to my local Walmart to pick up supplies. If you go to the Walmart in 100 Oaks, you can find the Blue Bunny® Ice Cream in aisle 3. Check out their new clear packaging that allows you to see the swirls in the ice cream! (It’s that much more tempting.) They all looked delicious but for my recipes I needed the Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla, Blue Bunny® Salted Caramel Craze and Blue Bunny® Banana Split.

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After ice cream you of course get the root beer, coke or whatever you want to put in your float. Then you get the toppings! My grandmother’s recipe calls for caramel so I picked up Smucker’s Sundae Syrup Caramel Flavored Syrup. You can find this in aisle 19! Smucker’s ice cream toppings are a great inexpensive way to add some fun to your summer ice cream.

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Now the real fun begins. I’ll give you my grandmother’s recipe for her special root beer float in a step-by-step tutorial.You can find the recipe card at the end of the post!

Step 1: Gather all ingredients. For this one you’ll need the Smucker’s Sundae Syrup Caramel Flavored Syrup, Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla and Blue Bunny® Salted Caramel Craze.

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Step 2: Pour caramel on the inside of the glass. 

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Step 3: Alternate scoops of Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla and Blue Bunny® Salted Caramel Craze in the cup.

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Step 4: Pour in Root Beer!

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And viola! My Grandmother’s root beer float! The caramel really brings out the ice cream and root beer. It’s sweet but not overly sweet and so refreshing! I’m not sure how she came up with this recipe but she would make them every summer. I have such great memories of sitting with her on her porch and drinking these with her. 

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Another recipe I wanted to try with Blue Bunny® is a Banana Split Coke Float. I created this one at the top of my head and was excited to give it a try!

Step 1: Ingredients. Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla and Blue Bunny® Banana Split. 

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Step 2: Alternate scoops of Vanilla and Banana Split. 

Step 3: Add your cola and enjoy!

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These drinks were such tasty treats! Tim and I each had half of one so we could enjoy both beverages. A big thanks to Blue Bunny® for letting me share these recipes!

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If you’d like to see more recipes using Blue Bunny® ice cream just click this link.

Below are the recipe cards!

Grandma's Blue Bunny® Rootbeer Float
Serves 1
A tasty twist on the classic rootbeer float.
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla
  2. Blue Bunny® Salted Caramel Craze
  3. Smucker's Sundae Syrup Caramel Flavored Syrup
  4. Root Beer
Instructions
  1. Pour Smucker's Sundae Syrup Caramel Flavored Syrup around glass.
  2. Alternate scoops of Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla and Blue Bunny® Salted Caramel Craze until glass is full.
  3. Poor in root beer until glass is full.
Notes
  1. You can put caramel around the top and drink with a straw or eat with a spoon. Enjoy!
Adapted from Greta Hollar
Adapted from Greta Hollar
Greta Hollar http://www.gretahollar.com/
Blue Bunny® Banana Split Coke Float
Serves 1
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. Blue Bunny® Banana Split
  2. Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla
  3. Cola of Your Choice
Instructions
  1. Alternate scoops of Banana split and Homemade Vanilla until glass if full.
  2. Fill with cola of your choice.
Greta Hollar http://www.gretahollar.com/

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